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a meteor shower on nights like this. >> reporter: right now is the peak of the action between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. there's more action tomorrow night through dawn. reporting live in oakland, patti lee, ktvu news. >>> strong demand and low mortgage rates are pushing to create a strong home sales. that's up more than 20% from the same time last year. the percentage of foreclosures and short sales fell to 25% of sales from 50% a year ago. >>> there's word from san francisco tonight of a near record real estate deal. 2901 broadway closed education crow recently for a reported $28,850,000. the áf that would be the third most expensive home sale in san francisco history. and according to socket site, the new owners will have to deal with a -- a higher property sales tax. >>> the u.n. ambassador was widely believed to be the president's favorite to replace hillary clinton. president obama said he regretted what he called the unfair and misleading attacks on susan rice. >>> massachusetts senator john kerry is now the front runner for secretary of state he was the first to issue a statem
. >>> the parents of an autistic 16-year-old girl are calling for swift action against a bay area group home after their child wandered off and was eventually found beaten and sexually assaulted. eric rasmussen is in oakland. >> reporter: tonight the girl is with her aunt. and we spoke to her father. >> i will make sure to it if i have to spend my last breath making sure but they're going to pay what they did to my kid. >> reporter: father jesse white says the people who assaulted her daughter aren't the only ones he's holding accountable. last night the girl was found beaten and alone on a munni bus in san francisco. a few days after she walked out of the home for development kids. >> she may look like a normal girl but she functions like a 2- year-old. >> reporter: she walked out after she got upset. the staff members followed her in a vehicle for nearly five hours but lost sight of her. almost 3 miles away at the fruitvale station where she was seen talking to several men. >> at no point, even though they have permission to grab her did they grab her. they had a vehicle there to take her back t
sprung into action and were the first casualties. >>> the sense of loss is being felt in the area tonight. several dozen people gathered. they wanted to do something local to show their support. >>> president obama today addressed the nation in an emotional speech shortly after the shooting. he said the country's leaders must take meaningful action regardless of politics in response to the violence. >> we've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. and each time i learn the news, i react not as a president, but as anybody else would. as a parent. and that was especially true today. >> several gun control advocacy groups were already in washington for a leadership training conference when the deadly shooting happened. >> the name of our god that is good and holy we pray. >> reporter: as news of the tragedy spread, dozens of people gathered outside the white house for an impromptu vigil to remember those lost today. they chanted, lit candles and asked for gun changes. >>> while the white house said today is not the day for that discussion, debra villalon live in san franci
in connecticut and what they hope their actions will inspire. >> a family with a month old baby and no place to stay. the struggle to >>> a moving tribute in oakland for victims on the other side of the country. more than 200 people gathered to pray at cathedral of christ the light for the sandy hook shooting victims. a group of kindergarten through eighth grade choir students sang before and after the services. the archbishop placed a wreath of 28 yellow roses for those who were killed last week. >>> tonight a religious community that has also experienced a shooting rampage is remembering the victims mourners say this tragedy transcends all religions. >> reporter: this is a sikh congregation of a thousand members which paused to reflect on connecticut's loss. their language not understood by all, but the emotions are universal. members of the sikh community tonight mourned the young ones lost in newtown. >> children are just like god himself. they are not political. they don't pick fights. that what makes you grieve even more. more painful. >> reporter: prayers for the connecticut families
, for our businesses and the entire economy. but the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. >> so we'll be working hard to see if we with get there in the next 24 hours so i'm hopeful and optimistic. >>> senator mitch mcconnel called the meeting with president obama good. taxes go up for all americans and traásic cuts will hit -- and drastic cuts will hit the national budget. >>> the dow fell 158 points, and the nasdaq fell 25 points. >> they may you know want to do something illegal just to put food on the table. >> coming up in 18 minutes finally strapped the hundreds of thousands of people set to feel the impact of the financial cliff starting tomorrow. >>> a sixth suspect has now been charged in connection with a beating and homicide in san francisco where the victims were bound and gagged. ktvu's david stevenson was in court today and tells us for the first time the district attorney talked about a possible motive. >> cameras were not allowed in this san francisco courtroom as prosecutorred announced a sixth suspect in a brutal beating and homicide in which two victims were l
an agreement reached on how to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama called on party leaders to take action before he left for his holiday vacation in hawaii. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: after speaking with leaders friday afternoon president obama called on congress to quickly come up with a solution to avert some tax hikes and spending cuts. >> i have asked leaders to work towards a package that presents a tax hike, protects unemployment insurance, and lays the ground work for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> reporter: remarks came after speaker of the house john boehner failed to bring plan b to the floor. it would have raised taxes on those americans making more than $1 million a year. >> we had a number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as raising taxes. >> reporter: the two sides left blaming each other for inaction. democrats said the failure in the house pointed for a need for more compromise by the gop. >> republicans got the message loud and clear. >> reporter: he said the next move needs to come from the president. >> he is the onl
airport spent tonight getting ready for a possible labor action later this afternoon. the labor union worked on making picket signs in the event that they are needed. union members have been without a contract since june. >> they take away health insurance and they freeze my wage, well you know i'll just be working to pay my hell insurance and i won't have nothing to support my family with. >> reporter: united has given hms host until midnight thursday to agree to a new contract, other wise they say they will walk off their jobs. >>> two men had been charged in connection with the shooting death of two teenage girls in oakland last month. investigators say 18-year-old yante powell of oakland faces two counts of murder with special circumstances. a 19-year-old antonio edwards also of oakland is charged with being an accessory. police say 15-year-old raquel gristol and bobby fontane were sitting with powell and edwards when they were gunned down. more than 30 rounds were fired. >>> the piedmont police department announced the new chief while san jose loses yet another high ranking offic
. >> reporter: dispensary landlords risk losing their building. the court could throughout out this action. the dispensary wants a jury trial. the judge did not indicate when she might rule. but defense attorneys told me that they are cautiously optimistic that this landmark case will go to trial. john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the rain is still to the north but it's starting to break south a little bit. take a look at live storm tracker 2. i've put the last two hours in motion. it's been up here most of the day. but see where it starts to bend right here. it's starting to shift south and that means we're going to see some showers move into the bay area proper in the next hour or so. next hour and a half this starts to move into the marine county. you can see the system moving into the south bay. this is the rain that's coming your way. it's a nice looking storm. it's not a giant storm but a nice looking storm. there's a winter storm warning that goes into effect. it stays in effect friday through sunday. it's not just in effect tonight, tomorrow. it's through sunday. so big snow in
from belize. >>> a car company that promised to sell cars for a fee is missing in action. the cars are gone. ktvu's cara liu reports car owners are worried. >> reporter: he fears he is out of luck after trusting sunnyvale motocars to sell his car. >> i am embarrassed that i allowed myself to get contact up in this. >> reporter: he was contacted by the company after trying to sell the car on his own. >> they were diceanced with the dm -- licensed with the dmv. bonded. >> reporter: after getting a check for $28,000 when the car sold the check bounced. >> then they came up with another excuse and another one. >> reporter: when we went to sunnyvale motocars we found the lot empty, the office vacant, just keys hanging on a board inside. >> what happened between friday and monday, they closed up their shop and took all the vehicles and disappeared. leaves me without a car. leaves me without my money. very little recourse. >> reporter: he isn't the only victim. the owner next door talked to 20 customers this week. >> lady asked about her car. we told her they happen gone she started cryin
: these grannies and others were raging in palo alto on this national day of action, at republican leaders. >> i don't believe for a moment that we need to take services or benefits away from those receiving social security, medicare or medicaid. >> reporter: their chance to tax the rich more to avoid going over the fiscal cliff echoed that of the president today. >> what you need is a package that keeps taxes where they are for middle class families, we make some tough spending cuts on things that we don't need. and then we asked the wealthiest americans to pay a slightly higher tax rate. >> reporter: some republicans now urging their party to give the 39.6% tax rate he wants on those who make more than $250,000. so the gop might get changes to social programs. >> toward 16 trading debt is it responsible to keep borrowing money and never address why you're in debt in the first place. >> reporter: some analysts say the deal needs to be hammered out by this thursday to be finalized by the end of the year. the president and the gop were silent and that's considered a positive sign. rita williams,
responsible for their action. >> the jury could find him responsible for the taking of the life of oscar grant iii. >> this was a mistake. it was tragic in every sense of the word. it was unintended in every sense of the word. >> bart settled with grant's mother last year for $1.3 million. the year before, they agreed to pay grant's daughter $1.4 million. >>> ktvu's jana katsuyama reports. >> reporter: crews are digging a hole for the giant machine that will bore a tunnel for the central subway, through union square to chinatown. the problem is that the 40-foot diameter machine only goes one way. they planned to make a hole in morse beach to get the machine out of the ground. merchants have filed a lawsuit, saying the street closure and disruption would be problematic. so one option is to buy the former pagoda theater, moving the exit site. >> it probably would be easier. >> reporter: buying the property would add up to $8 million to the 1 del $6 million project. the other option is to leave the boring machine underground at one of the points marked in yellow. the sfmta would have to buy the m
their social media skills to push elected leaders to take action. he says take part, or these old coots will clean out the treasury before you get there. >>> a bay area blogger goes to the toilet after snapping a photo in a bathroom. >> a judge's ruling in the case oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerful enough to carry more coffee and fresh water to make coffee that's stronger and bigger... and even hotter! actually, i just press this button. brew the coffee you love -- stronger, bigger, or hotter -- with the keurig vue. >>> homeowners in the south bay and the santa cruz mountains are cleaning up from mother nature's wrath. pine hill road reopened today after being closed for three days. homeowners say they're not getting the maintenance they need, due to county budget short falls. so now they're discussing possible bond measures. >>> crews are making progress in repairing a large sinkhole on mountain view drive in lafayette. the city council also a
and basically the homeowners were not given the same care and fast action by congress or anyone else, laws need to change so that people have time to save their homes. >> reporter: wells fargo says tomorrow and saturday the lender will begin granding $5 million in down payment assistance for perspective home buyers who qualify. >>> the national football league is reportedly considering a rule change to eliminate kick off. league officials say the play produces the game's most violent collision. amber lee is live at the coliseum where fans told us what they thought with tonight's game against the denver broncos. >> reporter: tonight every person told us they are opposed to any change to how the game is played. >> i want to see my boys crush manning that's what i want to see. >> reporter: these football fans knew they came to see their beloved team and denver quarterback peyton manning one of the game's best. but many fans didn't know that the national football team is thinking about getting rid of the kick off. >> what a collision. >> reporter: it's the play that start it is game. the second hal
, a highly provocative act, but hasn't threatened any action in response. >>> in syria, three bombers hit the ministry headquarters. the u.s. says they have fired scud missiles over the north. this would be a significant escalation in the fighting in the regime. >>> in venezuela hugo chavez may not be well enough to remain president. he is facing a difficult recovery. but they said nothing of the cancer itself. >>> the waves are high, and tomorrow will be even higher. the unusual phenomenon bringing the king of tides. >> it is cold out there, bill martin is tracking the temperatures along with more wet weather. he's back with his complete bay area forecast. >> a music's, ready ! share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. this holiday get verizon's share everything plan. unlimited talk, text and shareable data... ... across your family's devices, all in one plan. get a droid razr m by motorola for $49.99. >>> an unusual situation in san franc
ryan lanza was treated by his peers could have impacted his actions. >> reporter: as a child, adam lanza reportedly diagnosed with aspberger's syndrome. but that does not explain the violence. two years ago, i introduced you to johan gate, age 8. he's bright, but socially challenged. >> just panicked a lot. he screams a lot. cried a lot. when he's trying to hurt himself, i knew it was time to look for some answers. >> reporter: they often lack the ability to make friends. >> they may become targets of bullying, and social oft civil. >> reporter: he says bullying, and frustration may very well end up explaining adam lanza's violent outburst. >> we often treat people so bad they have little recourse but to be enraged. some people with aspbergers have committed violent acts. i don't think it's even as common as it is in the general population. >> reporter: the doctor says he's successfully treated dozens of autistic children with intensive therapy, helping them integrate into mainstream schools. >>> former president george h.w. bush is on the mend, and should be out of the hospital in
. >>> on the heels of a public outcry, instagram has been hit with with their first civil lawsuit. the first action suit filed in criminal court friday stems from the company's proposal to change its terms of service. an instagramish user leveled claims against the company. instagram claims the complaint is without merit. >> thousands gather to celebrate christmas. why the pope started mass two hours early today. >> and a south american have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> pope benedict xvi marked christmas eve with mass in st. peter's basilica. the christmas eve mass traditionally begins at midnight but the time
believe we will head over the fiscal cliff before washington takes action. >> reporter: the halls of power empty, although negotiators and the president are back at work. >> at the very least, let's agree right now on what we already agree on. >> reporter: an olive branch to the gop, and carrot to corporate giants. the administration now suggesting cutting corporate tax rates. the u.s. has among the world's highest. but closing loopholes that helped google, for instance, avoid $2 billion in taxes last year. >> corporations are a little concerned. >> reporter: gary is optimistic about a deal. >> i'd still rate it better than 50/50. >> reporter: what seems increasingly likely is to allow the country to go over that fiscal cliff, triggering higher taxes. that would allow hard line republicans to vote for lower taxes, a few days later. >> to make them look better? to appease voters. if that's the reason, great. >> reporter: some call it a low form of political shenanigans. >> i think that's horrible, they would put the american people through that. i don't think it's fair to the american peop
to the mother. >> reporter: we're talking about a mother who was blocked her twin boys. her actions gave many others the strength to be in church tonight. back in the same room where bullets pierced the wall just days earlier, members of the central evangelistica church say they're not upset. >> reporter: no tienes miedo? >> no, no tengo miedo. >> reporter: in spanish, cardova told us she was not afraid. >> she said i saw the bullet and i threw myself over them so it might hit me and not them. from her hospital bed today, cardova shows us where she was hit. the bullet missing her hurt. in spanish she told us she felt no pain, but felt bad about not being able to be with her children. >> yeah, pretty good mom. >> reporter: she's a pretty good mom? >> yes. >> reporter: today church members attended to show they're support. investigators say they are following leads but made no arrests. >>> coming up at 10:30, oakland police announce a plan to curve violence. the big name they're bringing in to try to make the streets safe again. >>> retired general norman schwarzkoft divide today of pneumonia.
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